The link between a healthy gut & happiness

The Power of Pre-Biotics

You’ve probably heard that probiotics are good bacteria that are essential for your gut to be healthy and digest food optimally. You can take a probiotic supplement or eat foods like sauerkraut, yogurt, or miso that will increase the amount of these essential bacteria.

But have you heard about prebiotics?

Prebiotics are what feed the good bacteria and cause them to multiply, helping your digestion and your immune system function. You can get prebiotics from foods like raw dandelion greens, raw Jerusalem artichokes, and raw chicory roots.

But here’s a new twist: those prebiotics might make you happier too!
New research on humans suggests a connection between a healthy gut and lower anxiety, and that prebiotics lower cortisol levels, a stress hormone that has been linked to weight gain. Perhaps building and maintaining healthy gut bacteria is the next step in treating mental health, hormonal imbalances, and weight management.

For a recap of the study and conclusions read this Huffington Post article.

Episodes of gas, bloating, and lactose intolerance has decreased significantly, even when I eat foods I know are a problem for me. Small amounts no longer send me over the edge!

Nothing eclipses a healthy diet high in raw plant food, but careful supplementation can certainly help. I’ve been taking a pre/pro-biotic/digestive enzyme blend called Eaze since July. I reduced most of my digestive issues and food sensitivities through diet changes, but oh how I wish I’d been introduced to a pre/probiotic/enzyme combination earlier!

For a list of the different strains of pro/prebiotics in Eaze click HERE
To order click  HERE or contact me at jennifer@food2live4.com.

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